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A Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID has traveled 1,968 kilometers (1,222.8 miles) from Tangier in North Africa to Goodwood in England on a single tank. Mercedes added on reaching its destination, the vehicle still had enough fuel left for another 160 kilometers (99.5 miles). The drive was the answer to a dare of a question: […]

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Audi reached its goal of reducing fuel consumption while competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The company’s R18 e-tron quattro clinched its 2014 Le Mans victory while consuming 22 percent less fuel than its predecessor in 2013. Audi said it saved energy through the use of technologies such as optimized aerodynamics, 45 kilograms less […]

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The Volvo V60 diesel-hybrid is now also available in Volvo Cars’ R-Design version. The Swedish company stated its Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is one of the best-selling hybrid-electrified vehicles in Europe in 2013. “We sold almost 8,000 plug-in hybrids in 2013. Adding the R-Design dynamic attributes to the V60 Plug-in Hybrid – the world’s first […]

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The Volkswagen XL1, also known as the world’s most fuel-efficient hybrid car, is already becoming a museum piece! The XL1 will be displayed at the Design Museum in London alongside other examples of design excellence and Designs of the Year award nominees from a range of disciplines. The display started March 27 and goes on […]

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Imagine having a diesel-hybrid racecar drive by your side while commuting. That is what happened to drivers around France’s town of Le Castellet. Audi’s Audi R18 e-tron quattro began the 2014 WEC season not on the legendary race track in Western France but in public traffic. Audi said factory driver Tom Kristensen, with nine victories […]

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Remember Bentley’s on-again off-again SUV project? It has been given the go-ahead and Bentley Motors released March 19 the first picture of the yet unnamed Bentley SUV, due to hit roads in 2016. Shown in concept form as a hybrid and rumored to eventually be powered either by diesel, hybrid-diesel, hybrid-gasoline or simply a regular […]

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A study released March 13 revealed new diesel cars sold in the UK are 21 percent less polluting and 27 percent more economical than they were in 2003. The study also stated in the past decade, the increasing number of diesel cars fitted with advanced components, such as common-rail diesel and Start-Stop, have benefited from […]

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In 2014, Audi’s two diesel-hybrid R18 e-tron quattro racecars competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will be relying on electrified four-wheel drive. “Innovations only become pioneering achievements when they’re successfully used and others start to adopt them,” said Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “Audi, like no other manufacturer, has repeatedly achieved […]

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SsangYong is the latest company to reveal information about hybrid and green vehicles showcased at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show 2014. SsangYong announced it will unveil its new diesel-hybrid XLV concept (eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle) at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show in March. The company explained the XLV is a multi-role B-segment SUV […]

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How about unfolding your EV charging station, just like you would with a tent? This is what Volvo has introduced with its “Pure Tension Pavilion” which aims to do just that: allow an EV owner to charge anywhere, on the spot. The pavilion – described by Volvo as a spectacular free-standing tensioned membrane structure – […]

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